18 FEBRUARY 2010NEWS RELEASE No: 13328
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Students from Neath Port Talbot College have planted 140 trees in Crynant Forest to raise money to support the work of their Young Enterprise Group and to offset their carbon emissions.
The seven students from the College’s Pre-Vocational Studies Department spent an afternoon with Forestry Commission Wales staff planting 140 Sitka Spruce trees in Welsh Assembly woodlands at Crynant Forest in the Dulais Valley, near Neath.
The students belong to a Young Enterprise Group called Trash 2 Cash which makes products out of recyclable materials to sell within the College.
Over £100 was raised by the tree-planting event which will be used to purchase materials for the group’s work.
Trash 2 Cash member Vincent Hopkins said, "We are a committed and enthusiastic Young Enterprise Group and we believe in the ethos of ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’.
"Our commitment was evident during the tree-planting event at Crynant Forest where all the students worked hard and had an enjoyable and informative afternoon with Forestry Commission Wales staff.
"We really enjoyed the experience and hope people will follow our example in going green – it’s easier than you think!"
Community Ranger Jonathan Price from Forestry Commission Wales said, "We were delighted to help these students take action to offset their carbon emissions and to support their fund-raising efforts."
Photo caption: Students from Neath Port Talbot College with Forestry Commission Wales staff at the tree planting event in Crynant Forest
NOTES TO EDITORS
Forestry Commission Wales is the government department responsible for forestry policy and looks after the 126,000 hectares (309,000 acres) of public forests owned by the Welsh Assembly Government.
More information on the woodlands of Wales is available on www.forestry.gov.uk/wales
Press office contact: Mary Galliers, 0300 068 0300, firstname.lastname@example.org